See What HealthDay Can Do For You
Contact Us

Health Tip: Warning Signs of an Asthma Attack

Parents should be alert to wheezing and shortness of breath

(HealthDay News) -- If your child is coughing, wheezing or having trouble breathing, it could mean an asthma attack.

Here's a list of asthma's telltale signs, courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics:

  • Breathing is difficult and faster than usual.
  • Complaints of wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath.
  • Speaking is affected because of the difficulty breathing.
  • Skin color is pale.
  • Level of awareness has decreased.
  • Drawing in of the muscles between the ribs is necessary to breathe.

If your child has these signs and asthma medication can't control them, seek medical help at once.

Consumer News

HealthDay

HealthDay is the world’s largest syndicator of health news and content, and providers of custom health/medical content.

Consumer Health News

A health news feed, reviewing the latest and most topical health stories.

Professional News

A news feed for Health Care Professionals (HCPs), reviewing latest medical research and approvals.